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Ethiopia opens power plant to turn waste into energy

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The Ethiopian president has inaugurated a new power plant which will convert waste to energy.
The facility is believed to be the first of its kind in Africa.
The Reppie plant is sited next to a vast open-air rubbish dump in the capital, Addis Ababa, where a landslide last year killed more than 100 people.
Steam from the incinerated waste will drive a turbine which is expected to produce 25 megawatts of power a day.
Speaking at the launch ceremony President Mulatu Teshome said the country was investing heavily in sources of sustainable, clean energy to boost the manufacturing sector.
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